[TriLUG] FW: MailScanner questions
dward at nccumc.org
Fri Jun 24 10:08:40 EDT 2005
Thank you for your response. My virus.scanner.conf file reads below:
bitdefender /usr/lib/MailScanner/bitdefender-wrapper /opt/bdc
BitDefender was installed to /opt/bdc by default. I have no /usr/local/bd7 directory on the server. I still do not see it invoking BitDefender. Thanks!
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org on behalf of Jon Carnes
Sent: Thu 6/23/2005 5:08 PM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] FW: MailScanner questions
I've setup a number of these gateways out there in the world, but I've
never used Bitdefender.
Mailscanner has configuration files in /etc/MailScanner/..
The main config file is MailScanner.conf. In that file is a section that
deals with Virus Scanning...
# Note: If you want to use multiple virus scanners,
# then this should be a space-separated list of
# virus scanners. For example:
# Virus Scanners = sophos f-prot mcafee
Bitdefender does show up in the list of supported virus packages, so it
should load/run it (once it knows where to find it)...
# Note: Make sure that you check that the base
# installation directory in the 3rd column of
# virus.scanners.conf matches the location you
# have installed each of your virus scanners.
# The supplied virus.scanners.conf file assumes
# the default installation locations recommended
# by each of the virus scanner installation guides.
For Bitdefender, my home install shows "/usr/local/bd7" as the place is
expects to find Bitdefender installed...
bitdefender /usr/lib/MailScanner/bitdefender-wrapper /usr/local/bd7
Once you have the config's setup properly, Mailscanner should run
Bitdefender along with ClamAV and you will see both in the processes
For SpamAssassin, also check in the MailScanner.conf file to see if it
is turned on.
On Thu, 2005-06-23 at 10:42, Douglas Ward wrote:
> One more quick observation:
> MailScanner is set to scan the postfix hold queue every six seconds for
> new messages. When viewing the running processes I see MailScanner,
> clamscan, and clamav-wrapper kick off but do not see anything regarding
> BitDefender or SpamAssassin. I have bitdefender specified as an
> installed av package. Shouldn't I see bdc and bitdefender-wrapper as
> well in top when MailScanner is invoked?
> Douglas Ward
> IT Director
> NC Methodist Conference
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Douglas Ward
> Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2005 10:33 AM
> To: trilug at trilug.org
> Subject: MailScanner questions
> I have set up a Mandrake - Postfix - MailScanner - ClamAV - BitDefender
> - SpamAssassin e-mail gateway server (whew!). Here are two questions
> that I have run into:
> 1) I have installed the free BitDefender 7.0 rpm and have noticed the
> following things. The update url is no longer active and I had to
> change it to an ftp site. I can manually download and update
> cumulative.zip and daily.zip but cannot get the auto update feature to
> work properly. It failes with the following error:
> [root at barnabus bdc]# bdc --update
> BDC/Linux-Console v7.0 (build 2490) (i386) (Dec 10 2003 16:11:35)
> Copyright (C) 1996-2003 SOFTWIN SRL. All rights reserved.
> Error: can't find update dll
> I have checked the bdc.ini file and changed UpdateHTTPLocation to
> reference the ftp location. Is there some other change I need to make?
> I can't seem to find anything on the Internet that is helpful and
> BitDefender's knowledge base doesn't seem to address it either. This
> brings me to question number two:
> 2) Do I need to worry about this? Does MailScanner automatically update
> the av databases for both ClamAV and BitDefender? I have set up a cron
> job to update ClamAV by running freshclam and have been manually
> updating BitDefender by downloading and extracting the zip files from
> their ftp site. My preference is to allow MailScanner to manage the
> updating but am unsure of where to configure it.
> Any advice would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance!
> Douglas Ward
> Director of Information Technology
> NC Methodist Conference
> 1307 Glenwood Ave.
> Raleigh, NC 27605
> Work: (919) 832-9560 ext. 227
> Fax: (919) 834-7989
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